Name: Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Texas Single Malt Whiskey
Age: 9 Months
Notes: On the nose this whiskey has a light corn and smoky aroma. At first sip there is a nice taste of smoked malts and cloves with some slight citrus and wood notes. The finish is short and dry with mint, oak, and smoke flavors. This is a good whiskey with a good flavor profile. Although it’s a young whiskey, it doesn’t taste young and actually has a lot of character. I tried it neat, on the rocks, and with a splash. I enjoyed it best with a splash; it really brought out the smoky flavor of the whiskey. This would be an ideal whiskey choice for those who enjoy scotch but are looking to try something new.
History:Ranger Creek’s Small Caliber Series is a line of creative, limited edition whiskeys aged in small barrels. They put these whiskeys in small bottles to represent the small barrels in which they have been matured. The small barrels accelerate the maturation process by increasing the wood to liquid ratio in the barrel. This imparts unique, interesting flavors and allows us to experiment with new products. In the spirit of being truly craft, they still use local ingredients and innovative ideas to release a new Small Caliber Series product each year. Each bottle is hand labeled with the batch number, bottle number, season, and maturation time.